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You enjoyed your spa service and would like to indulge in additional
bliss. Take time to luxuriate in additional treatments during your stay.
Here is a menu of just some of the spa treatments available to you.
You roll your yoga mat out on the fresh green grass as the sunshine streams through the surrounding landscape and warmth radiates you from the inside out.
You attune to the chorus of tropical birds as they serenade you. It’s time for the 6,000 year old practice of yoga, and what better place to practice than with other SwellWomen on the magical island of Maui.
Your day will include a yoga class by a qualified and professional yoga instructor who will take you through a journey of poses that complement the muscles used in surfing.
Are you brand new to yoga ? As they say in Hawaii, “No Worries.” Our yoga instructors are experts at teaching classes geared to all levels from beginner to advance with patience and care.
While your Hawaiian wellness vacation will be filled with lots of surfing and yoga, there is a plethora of other activities to choose from as well.
While some of the activities incur an additional charge, many activities are free of charge.
Hawaiian vacation activities include :
swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, hiking, cruises, helicopter tour, Hawaiian scuba lessons, cooking, stand up paddle boarding, golf, tennis, and more.
SwellWomen encourages all of our participants to enjoy the Hawaiian Islands vacation lifestyle. This means more than lying around the pool. (Although a healthy vacation in Hawaii may well have a good dose of pool time!)
The on location resort’s concierge will be happy to help you find the activities that suit you :
If all you want to do in your spare vacation time is lounge on beautiful beaches, then we’ll point you to Hawaii’s best beaches.
If you want your vacation to be stuffed full of unique Hawaiian activities like hula dancing or lei making, then we’ll make sure to find the right activities to suit your needs.
The Swell Experience is a one-of-a-kind women’s surf and wellness
vacation in Maui, Hawaii designed for all women who seek the thrill of
adventure, the reward of accomplishment and the fellowship, and
encouragement of new friends.
Our surf packages are designed for women of all ages and surfing abilities who are seeking to learn, discover new adventures and have fun.
With every detail taken care of, it’s no wonder that SwellWomen guests return year after year after year.
Let the bliss begin.
Let the warm aloha spirit embrace you as you enjoy your women’s surf
vacation in the luxurious resort setting of west Maui.
The Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa is set amidst 23 tropical acres along a mile stretch of the famous white sand beach of Ka’anapali and next to the legendary Black Rock.
Here in this pristine setting, all cares fade away as guests experience the sights, sounds and flavors of Maui.
The Yoga and Wellness Experience is an important element of your
SwellWomen surf vacation.
What better place to tune into your well-being and experience positive benefits than on the magical island of Maui. Guests leave our surf and wellness retreats not only feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired but they also feel ‘The Bliss’ of experiencing a renewed sense of enjoyment for life, family and even their career.
It begins with rolling out your yoga mat and experiencing the 6,000 year old practice of yoga. Next, get ready to be pampered by a licensed massage therapist with options for additional spa services throughout the week.
How do we fit so much into one day? By taking care of all the details so that you can truly enjoy your women’s surf camp vacation.
The surf instruction occurs both in the water and on the land.
You will gain confidence in learning how to surf, understand and practice surf etiquette, and see how surfing is a metaphor for achieving your personal goals.
Your surf instruction comes from the most popular surf school on Maui, Goofy Foot, established in 1994.
Their instructors are among the best in the nation and have current American Red Cross First-Aid and CPR training. Each instructor has at least eight years+ of surfing background and a minimum of five years or more of surf instruction expertise.
You will be provided with quality surf instruction during your surf lesson in a safe and non-competitive learning environment and the surf instructors will create a fun filled experience for you with memories to last a lifetime.
As you progress, you will be provided with a variety of surfboards including soft tops and custom-shaped performance surfboards to enjoy on Maui’s gentle waves.
YOUR PACKAGE :
There is a reason why surfing was born in Hawaii, the reason is the
perfect waves and gorgeous turquoise warm waters.
No wet suit required! With the perfect surf break including views of the Maui west side mountains, both never-ever surfers and intermediate surfers are sure to enjoy their morning surf lesson and recreational surf opportunities throughout their week.
Expect rolling waves to greet you each morning and glassy waves to end a perfect day.
Thermal winds are regular all year long and blow from the East. On Maui’s North coast, the wind can strongly blow from S/SE, near Hookipa and provides dangerous offshore conditions for funboarders and very heavy tubes.
Not much tide, but the coral bottom makes some days very dangerous.
The water changes from 24° to 27°C. Wear a spandex and tons of sunscreen. Be careful to currents making the spots sometimes dangerous, swallowing you on the inside.
In heavy days, beware of shorebreaks on your way out of the water. Your surfboard would not like it…
Ma'alea : A wave that almost disappeared because of a pier. An extremely fast and hollow right that requires a heavy SW swell. A pearl in the ocean…
Kaanapali : North of Lahaina. A rocky point where a great, hollow and fast wave is unrolling.
S-Turns : Soft and nice left for longboarding, coming up towards Kahana.
Honolua : A mythical wave working in NE swell. A long and hollow right, take-off near the cliff, then unrolling in the bay to end up in a very fast section. Not easy to surf and crowded by locals when it is working.
Honokohau : At the end of a track. A nice right in the area of Honolua Bay.
Waiehu : Urban area. Nice peaks in lefts and rights.Hookipa : A world-class spot for funboarders, because of its violent winds regularly coming up. Fun to surf in quiet days.Pavillions : On the Eastern end of Hookipa Beach Park bay. A solid quality peak.
Jaws : Located near Hookipa bay, in Peahi, the monster sometimes wakes up to provide crazy conditions, only for people who know well the place. Advice: take your binoculars, go on the cliff and watch the beautiful view.
200 day(s) / year
Weather / Temperature
Air temperature : 30°C (Summer) / 24°C (Winter)
Water temperature : 27°C (Summer) / 24°C (Winter)
Captain James Cook noticed in his second expedition in the Pacific, that indigenous people enjoyed waves and rode incredible skilled longboards shaped according to a ritual inside the trunk of a tree.By this confrontation with the Ocean, the best rider would get a high position within the community. This is how the story begins…"He e'nalu" (that can be translated by « wave sliding ») feeds the legends, crossing for centuries, the story of this Polynesian-Hawaiian society of which we find today the spirit at North Shore’s surfing contests, on the most solid waves of the globe.
No, you are not dreaming, you are in the surfing paradise.From Jaw the monster on Maui, to Pipeline the board eater, from Waikiki and its Americans with flowery shirts and big bellies, to very protectionists locals.Surf shops at every corner, an American life-style, but also a strong tradition and a gorgeous and preserved nature inside the lands…Hawaii, land of contrast, is carrying living standards but remains a mythical place every winter when the regular and huge lines unroll on its coasts.
The archipelago was populated starting the 5th century by Polynesians. However, the islands were discovered by the British explorer James Cook only in 1778.
He first named them Sandwich Islands in honour of its protector, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. The archipelago then inhabited by about a million of Polynesians, was divided into four kingdoms but the King Kamehameha the 1st succeeded in conquer almost the whole archipelago in 1795.
In 1820, American Presbyterian missionaries settled in the islands. Hawaii’s independence was recognized by the United States in 1842 but France and Great Britain opposed. Then, the archipelago became the centre of attention of the huge confrontation between those 3 powerful nations during the 19th century.
At that time, the British colonists developed their sugar-can plantations and needed a lot of cheap work force.Between 1851 and 1896, the Hawaiian Board of Immigration called in 46 000 Chinese.
Then, Portuguese workers coming from Madeira and the Azores and Japanese and Korean workers joined the local population.Unknown diseases quickly decimated the Polynesian population.
In 1893, the Hawaiian Queen Liliuokalani fell and the Republic of Hawaii is declared on July 4th, 1894 and then annexed to the US. English was right away proclaimed Hawaii’s official language. From that moment, it became illegal until 1987 to learn Hawaiian in the public schools of the island.
The development of economic infrastructures, naval and air ones and the use of the island as a military basis guaranteed Hawaii’s prosperity.Becoming the main axis of the American defence in the Pacific, Pearl Harbour’s naval basis was the target on December 7th, 1941, of the Japanese air forces engendering terrible losses for the American fleet.In 1959, by referendum, Hawaii reached the position as the 50th American State. Honolulu, located in Ohau Island, is the State capital.
Today, meeting place between the West and the East, Aloha State owns a blended culture, mixing hula and disco, TV shows and old cosmogony myths, hamburgers and Japanese tea ceremonies.
The traditions’ revival led to an increase of “halaus” (dancing schools) and many artists and craftsmen are back to the ancestral themes like beaten bark weaving (“tapa”), patchwork blankets and flower or multicoloured shell necklaces (“lei”)
If English is the leading language, it has borrowed many words and expressions from Hawaiian and Pidgin.Used to communicate between Hawaiians and the first immigrants, Pidgin is simplified English and still constitutes today a living slang.
Hawaii constitutes a Polynesian archipelago geographically part of the Pacific. Hawaii’s archipelago has 8 main islands lined up from Northwest to Southeast over 2 400 km : Ni’ihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Maui and Hawaii.
The total area is 16 600 km², which would be like half Belgium.
There are all volcanic islands. Hawaii, the largest and Southern island of the archipelago has 5 volcanoes of which Mauna Kea, is the highest point (4 205 m) of the archipelago and Kilaurea the most active (eruptions in 1925, 1954 and 1960). Earthquakes and tsunamis go with the volcanic phenomenon.
The archipelago has a tropical climate, temperate by oceanic influences, Northeast “alizés” and great heights of the islands. In several cables’ lengths in the East, there is Maui, beautiful territory with green plains and crystalline lagoons.Haleakala volcano looks down at beaches like Black Rock, Ka’anapali in the West or Ho’okipaa in the East.
In the heart of the wild island, gigantic waterfalls mix their water to the Pacific ones, in the absolute luxury of Kula Forest Reserve.
The island is a paradise for athletic activities: scuba diving, kayak, excursions, horse back riding, and ecotourism tours, dandled by the cool and delicate atmosphere of the Hawaiian culture.
The biometric passport is necessary since November 2005. Every tourist must have a valid passport. No visa for stays of less than 3 months.
New conditions of entry in the US for intermediate landing passengers or in transit started since 2005Following a decision of the American State Department, French nationals have to hold an individual electronic passport since 2005 to be eligible to travel in the US.
Children (from 0 to 12) are also concerned by this new law and must have an electronic passport as well.This regulation was made to secure the borders and was enforced by the United States.
Hawaii’s national capital is Honolulu on Oahu.
English and Hawaiian
No specific vaccine. Provide yourself against mosquitoes and the sun. Quality hospitals and welfare centres.
TIME DIFFERENCES :
- 12 hours in summer and - 11 hours in winter.
Tropical climate. Average temperatures change a little between winter and summer. The rainy season goes from December to March and the dry season from April to November.
Average temperatures: between 20° and 30°C.
DRIVING CONDITIONS :
You can rent cars, 4X4, motorcycles on every island. Easy driving and not much traffic.
The tap water is drinkable. 110 V. Bring an adaptor with US connections.110/220 V / 60 Hz.Like in every state of the US, Hawaii has a different data conversion from the British version.
Distances are in inches (about 2.5 cm), in foot (0.30 cm) – it is useful to see what surfboard to take…or measure Jaws from the hill…in miles (about 1.6 km).Weights are in pounds.
The American version of the French pint is 0.47 l and gas (cheap) is in US gallon (3.79 l)
The US dollar.1 Euro = 1.31 USD.Credit cards and travellers’ checks in USD.Exchange in banks and hotels.
Extra tips :
On Oahu, you can attend to:
- Merrie Monarch Festival (the largest hula contest in April)
- Lei Day (necklaces contest in May)
- King Kamehameha Day (national holiday with parades, in June)
- Aloha Week (parades, cultural demonstrations, canoe races and Hawaiian music concerts in September)
- Quicksilver/Eddie Aikau Memorial Big Wave Classic (surfing contest in December when waves reach more than 15 feet)
Maui, called the «Valley Island» because of its central valley that splits both inactive big volcanoes, is known for its beaches where you sometimes may encounter sea turtles.It is easy to go in the highlands or tropical forests, eucalyptus woods and farms on the East coast.
The tourist infrastructure is gathered in Lahaina, Kaanapali and Kihei. Haiku, Kula and Hanaattract less tourists.East Maui is dominated by the highest inactive volcano of the world, Haleakala (house of the sun) culminating at 3 000 meters.Hiking tracks allow you to cross moon-like landscapes from the bottom of the crater, whereas the summit gives you a gorgeous view point to see the sunrise.
With a mountainous land and a humid climate, the slope located leeward is covered with luxuriant vegetation.It can be passed around on going by the famous Hana Highway, making you go through the tropical jungle. High tropical forests, round hills, green prairies and gardens, wine-growing places spangle the island. You can also hike in Polipoli Spring State Recreation Areain Kula Forest Reserve.
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